Mike Farber has twenty years of experience, both as a partner in private practice and as a government official, in rapidly assessing, investigating, and resolving compliance issues across a wide variety of industries. Mike provides clients with strategic counsel on complex regulatory and oversight challenges in the oil and gas and related industries and defends clients in government investigations and litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Mike served as the Senior Advisor to the Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) at the U.S. Department of the Interior, where he spent six years leading a number of initiatives reforming U.S. government oversight of offshore oil and gas operations. During his tenure at BSEE, spanning the initial five years of the agency’s existence, Mike led or was involved in all significant BSEE enforcement and investigative matters.
Mike leads internal investigations, provides strategic advice, and conducts compliance reviews for companies in energy and other sectors. Drawing upon his experience both in private practice and at the U.S. Department of Justice, Mike represents clients in federal and state antitrust investigations, complex litigation, and intricate compliance matters. Mike also provides strategic advice and counsel on national security matters related to incident response and the protection of environmental and energy infrastructure from cyber and physical threats.
Mike serves as a member of the firm's Executive Committee, co-coordinator of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and formerly served as co-coordinator of the firm's Litigation and Investigations Practice.